About ten persons have been reported to have died in the convoy of the Senator representing Anambra South, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah from an attack on Sunday evening.
According to a source, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah lost his personal treasurer, Mr Ikechukwu Odum who is one of his most trusted aide. He also lost his personal assistant, Mr Goodness Mathias.
“Another man killed, who was not in the convoy of the Senator was identified as Onowu Agu-Ukwu Nri. He is said to be a titled chief in the neighbouring Nri community and had just driven to Enugwu-Ukwu to drop someone who visited him, who would be travelling to Lagos this morning, and he was unlucky to be at that point at the time when Senator Ubah was going to be attacked.
“He was driving a big SUV, so the assassins may have thought he was in the same convoy with the senator, and he was gunned down.”
Other people identified to have been killed were six Mobile Police Men who were riding in the convoy of the Senator, and a driver, who was said to be driving one of Ubah’s cars.
“In the confusion yesterday, all the cars were just hitting each other. Since the vehicle the senator was driving in was a bullet proof car, his driver managed to manoeuver out of the damaged cars and drive away, even as it was being shot at,” the source narrated.
According to Razor News, the attack was an assasination attempt on the Senator.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State Police command had in a phone call with the spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga denied knowledge of the exact number of persons killed.